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Jimmy Olsen

Author's Bio

Jimmy Olsen is a mystery author, short story writer, journalist and teacher. He published two mysteries - Things In Ditches & Poison Makers - and one book of short stories - The Hero of Blind Pig Island. In addition, he wrote for daily newspapers and various magazines on topics such as politics, business and sports (mostly scuba diving).

Publications and Prizes

Things in Ditches (North Star Press, 2000)
Stories Teachers Tell (Nodin Press, 2004)
Glimmer Train, North Dakota Quarterly
First Prize, Excellence In Columns, Minnesota Newspaper Assn. Second Place, Fiction Open Contest, Glimmer Train Press ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Silver Award for Poison Makers, 2011,and Finalist for The Hero of Blind Pig Island, 2012.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger, The Love Hunter by Jon Hassler, Oh, Promised Land by James Street, Runaway by Alice Munro, The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
Favorite Books:
Saint Maybe For Whom the Bell Tolls The Far Pavilions Plainsong
Favorite Authors:
Ernest Hemingway Bernard Cornwell Jon Hassler Leif Enger

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Listing last updated: August 12, 2013

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Fiction Writer
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Born in:
Hoffman, MN
Raised in:
Hoffman, MN

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